Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to Gain Self-Control In A Smartphone Culture

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I found this article quite interesting. Actually, I found it interesting enough to force my already fragile attention span to keep on reading after the third line.

I found specially remarkable the following lines: “…Poor self-control is often associated with poverty, low grade performance and overall achievement in life – irrespective of whether or not a person has high IQ… That is why I mentioned in my Fasting for the brain and bulge article that exercise and diet education won’t lead people to a healthier lifestyle, for that – I would argue self-control is a far more powerful function.”

Give it a try; it’s worth the 3 minutes you’ll be away from your phone.

Nova Spire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_pact

Just today I went out for a drive and I’ve noticed several people on their phones while driving. Apart from increasing your risk of getting in an accident. I find most people are losing any sense of self-awareness. People like to scoff and exclaim “they are a multi-tasker” – OK.

Everyone wants it fast and they want it now. Everyone is told that they “deserve” it. People are fed lines like this and don’t seem to question it.

The smartphone is the ultimate distraction and communication tool. It can be used badly and for good.

There are great things about technology. But like anything else when using new tools, you can create progressions while also creating hindrances in adaptation. I think since we are still in the early stages of adapting to this “tool”, we are slowly deciphering ways to live with them.

It is a generation of zombies…

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Ah! If it could only last more than 3:08 minutes.

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Today I turned on the radio -what I hadn’t done in ages, and found out that Lenny Kravitz has released a new album and they were playing this single.

I immediately fell into it (screw all phrasal verbs! I don’t know if I used the correct one, but my brain came up with it so, to play along with the mood of the song, I’ll mentally strut on this and don’t give a shit to accuracy).

As I was saying, I’ve listened to it like 20 times in a row so far and I can’t stop dancing around my laptop as much as my headphones’ wire lets me.

It fills me with an intense desire to go out and… STRUT the world! And for those 3:08 minutes that the rhythm is hitting my ears I feel invincible; I feel it is… “OK to be myself because I have nothing to prove”.

The other 23 hours 56′ 52” are another tune; but this is one of the reasons why I love Rock’n’Roll, because for the span of a song you own the world.

Farewell and THANKS!

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My mum called today with the news that Gustavo Cerati, after a 4-years coma, had finally passed away.

I wish his soul a peaceful rest surrounded by angels with whom he will surely make the most heavenly music.

Despite the sadness that losing such a creative genius brings, I couldn’t help but dance all around my bed while listening to some of his most famous hits as well as feel, once more, deeply moved by his ballads.

Farewell buddy! And thanks, thanks, thanks, for having given us a gift that will never cease to exist: YOUR MUSIC.

GRACIAS TOTALES!